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I Saw A Snake-Inspired Robot In Milan

July 2, 2015 12:47 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last month, I traveled to Milan, Italy for the unveiling of Comau’s newest robot, the Racer3.

U.S. Regulator Says Fiat Chrysler Recall Woes Are Widespread

July 2, 2015 12:13 pm | by Tom Krisher, Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

The problems are widespread and involve slow response to vehicle defects.

Ford Recalls 433K Cars Because Of Software Problem

July 2, 2015 12:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The software problem could keep engines running after drivers try to shut them down.

Tesla Tops 11K Vehicles Delivered In Second Quarter

July 2, 2015 8:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla's second-quarter deliveries surged 52 percent to set a company record.

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Robot Kills Technician At German VW Plant

July 1, 2015 5:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A technician died from injuries sustained while working on a robot at Volkswagen's factory.

U.S. Manufacturing Likely Improved In June

July 1, 2015 5:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Solid job growth has flowed into spending on cars and trucks, which should bolster manufacturing.

Chrysler's June Sales Increase 8 Percent; GM Sales Fall

July 1, 2015 3:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Six auto companies combined for more than 75 percent of the U.S. auto market share in May.

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Are Robots Boosting Bottom Lines?

July 1, 2015 1:48 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Rethink Robotics CEO Scott Eckert and Steve Jurvetson, a partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, discuss.

SUVs, Muscle Cars Help Auto Industry Maintain Momentum

July 1, 2015 12:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Automakers are also introducing new vehicles faster and loading them up with desirable features.

Tractor-Trailer Hitches Could Be Faulty, 6,000 Might Be In Use

July 1, 2015 9:51 am | by Tom Krisher, Dan Sewell, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Ultra LT could be in use on as many as 6,000 semis across the nation.

Toyota Executive Resigns After Arrest In Japan

July 1, 2015 6:20 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Julie Hamp has resigned following her arrest on suspicion of drug law violations.

Toyota, Nissan, Honda Back Hydrogen Stations For Fuel Cells

July 1, 2015 6:19 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

They are working to get more fuel cell vehicles on the roads.

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Consumer Reports Finds Some Newer Cars Burn Too Much Oil

June 30, 2015 2:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The magazine focused on survey data from 498,000 owners of 2010 to 2014 models.

Takata President Apologizes For Air Bags

June 29, 2015 2:39 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Takata President Shigehisa Takada made his first public apology.

Hyundai Replaces General Motors As NFL Auto Sponsor

June 29, 2015 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hyundai will launch its sponsorship during NFL kickoff activities on Sept. 10.

Toyota Tops Domestic Auto Production Rankings

June 29, 2015 1:27 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report ranks two Toyota models as the most "American-made" vehicles in the U.S.

Death Toll From Defective GM Ignition Switches Rises To 119

June 29, 2015 11:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GM paid $200 million to settle claims filed with Feinberg as of March 31.

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Hyundai Sees Future In Hydrogen-Powered Cars

June 29, 2015 6:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hyundai says it will be another 10 years before hydrogen cars start gaining wider acceptance.

U.S. Opens Probe Of Ford F-150 Power Brake Failures

June 26, 2015 3:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The NHTSA says it has 32 complaints alleging that electric vacuum assist pumps can fail.

Tech News Of The Week: Ford’s High-Tech Bike

June 26, 2015 3:05 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | News | Comments

This week's edition also looks at Microsoft’s new mission and Google’s “Undo Send” option.

An Inside Look At Italy's Maserati Plant

June 26, 2015 10:24 am | by Comau | News | Comments

The process involves the assembly of parts and subgroups through the insertion of 4,785 welding spots for each model.

Next-Generation Trucks: 18 Wheels And One Turbine

June 26, 2015 10:03 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Ian Wright, CEO and founder at Wrightspeed Inc., explains the use of turbines to power next-generation electric trucks.

Economic Officials Say Tesla Factory Will Open In A Year

June 25, 2015 8:05 pm | by Riley Snyder, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The "gigafactory" will produce lithium-ion batteries for use in Tesla electric cars.

Manufacturing Snapshot Of The Week: Google’s Driverless Cars Hit The Road

June 25, 2015 5:34 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Google announced today that their driverless cars are cruising around Mountain View, CA.

GOP Measure Would Permit Longer Tandem Trucks

June 25, 2015 4:14 pm | by Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The trucking industry's bid would allow longer tandem trucks on the nation's highways.

Takata CEO: Air Bag Defect Still Under Investigation

June 25, 2015 2:02 pm | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

At least eight people have been killed and 100 injured by the defective air bags.

Mitsubishi Recalls 460,000 Cars

June 25, 2015 10:07 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The air bags have the potential to push sun visors into passengers and cause injuries.

Acura Recalls 106,000 MDX SUVs

June 25, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An air conditioner pulley can fall off, creating a hazard for other motorists.

Ford To Begin Engineering Self-Driving Cars

June 24, 2015 3:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Ford also announced new developments in 3D printing and Internet connectivity.

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